Maui’s Weekend: Augie T, The Producers Last Weekend, and Paia MusicFest
By Sonia Isotov
Kalama Brothers & Friends with Willie K. Friday, July 27, 7:30 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Theater.
The Kalama Brothers are Kai and Ryan Keau Kalama, who were raised in California, and perform a variety of music that embraces the music that their father and uncle performed as the original Kalama Brothers.
Their talents go beyond their singing voices as they play a variety of instruments to recreate cover songs that appeal to all ages. They also compose original songs with music that suits the ears and lyrics that bring the story home.
Kalama Brothers are touring Hawai‘i to promote their new CD, Keau produced by Maui Tribe Records with “Uncle” Willie K. Their hit single is “Come Back to Hawaii.”
Tickets: $20 (plus applicable fees). Preshow dinner is provided by Mulligen’s on the Blue. Tickets are available for purchase by calling the MACC Box Office at 242-SHOW or online at MauiArts.org.
Augie T’s Summer of LOL, Saturday 28, 7:30 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Theater.
Hawaii’s popular comedian and on-air personality Augie T brings his hilarious local humor to the stage this summer for a night of laugh-out-loud fun. Special guest is Brad Starks, an edgy stand-up comedian, video/film producer, social media guru and impressionist with an already-famous character, Bethesda Jackson.
Tickets: $20/standard, $35/premium with meet-and-greet after show (plus applicable fees). Preshow dinner provided by AK’s Café serving from 5:30 p.m. in the McCoy Courtyard. Tickets are available for purchase by calling the MACC Box Office at 242-SHOW or online at MauiArts.org.
The Producers. July 6 to July 29 at the Historic Iao Theatre in Wailuku.
Presented by Maui OnStage, The Producers, a musical by Mel Brooks, is based on Mel Brooks’ 1968 film The Producers about Max Bialystock, a once great Broadway Producer grabs Leo Bloom, his accountant, and attempts to produce the biggest flop in history! “Springtime for Hitler,” their masterpiece, turns out to be a smash hit, ruining all the plans they had for their success with a failure.
The production runs Friday and Saturday evenings starting at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee starting at 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets: $17 to $28 available from the Maui OnStage box office at (808) 242-6969. The Historic Iao Theatre is located at 68 North Market Street in Wailuku.
July’s Paia Fourth Friday Town Party. Friday, July 27, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m in Paia.
This Friday, the Paia Town Music Fest will feature world famous DJs down the street from folk performs. Dance to experimental electronic only minutes away from a harp performance. Entertainment features fashion shows, fire dancing, drink and food specials, and celtic music, live art demonstrations, and more.
Charley’s will present DJ Sabo and Sandwich Island Bass. Tickets for this event are $15 in advance, $20 at the door (Portions of the proceeds benefit Town of Paia)
ArT=Mixx, Saturday, July 28, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Schaefer International Gallery and Pavilion/Courtyard.
Explore the Schaefer International Gallery with the black and white themed affair. The event pays tribute to the early artistic media of op art and film noirPlay features performance art and a black and white costume contest, along with a preshow dinner by Three’s Bar & Grill and dancing to DJ Tunes.
Tickets: Admission is free.
Maui Mall Family Sundays, Sunday July 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Maui Mall in Kahului.
This free monthly event includes educational-themed hands-on workshops, activities, exhibits, entertainment and games, Bingo, and prize giveaways. Each month will follow a specific theme such as Science & Agriculture and Language & Culture. This month’s theme will be Music & Performing Arts.
Maui Mall will also award one iPad and iPod at each event for the student drawing. As part of Maui Mall Family Sundays, Maui County teachers are encouraged to nominate one student per month, even during the summer months, who stand out in academics and character to be recognized and rewarded at each Maui Mall Family Sundays event.
Select students will be presented with Maui Mall gift certificates as well as be entered to win an iPod or iPad. Additionally, students who are chosen from April through November will be re-entered in a cumulative drawing for a chance to win a MacBook Pro at the Maui Mall Family Sundays finale event on January 6, 2013.
Tickets: Admission is free. Student nomination forms and more information can be found on the Family Sundays link at www.MauiMall.com.